Now that you're prepared to be a fun mom:), here are the ingredients you'll need:
2 large bunches of curly kale
2 red bell peppers
1 1/2 cups soaked raw cashews. (place cashews in a bowl of very warm water for about an hour, then strain and rinse)
Himalayan or Celtic salt to taste, I use about 1/2 - 2 tsp, starting with one and tasting before adding more. You'll want them to be nice and salty!
5 TBS nutritional yeast
Dash of cayenne pepper
Chop the red bell pepper and add to blender or food processor with the juice of one lemon. Blend until smooth. Add the cashews, 1/2 tsp salt, a dash of cayenne pepper and blend again until smooth. Next add nutritional yeast and blend again. Devein the kale, meaning, remove the center stalks. Tear kale into the large pieces as they will shrink when dehydrated. Place in a large bowl and pour marinade over kale. Massage marinade into kale so all of it is well covered. Let sit for about 15 minutes, unless you're in a hurry, in which case, skip this step.
Place the kale on dehydrator trays lined with parchment paper. This recipe does not work in the oven b/c the marinade is too thick. Trust me, I've ruined a few batches. Set dehydrator to 115 degrees F and allow to dry for 8 to 15 hours, until very crispy.
If you are comfortable leaving your oven door open and do not own a dehydrator, you might try setting the oven to lowest setting, leave the door open and dehydrate overnight, rather than trying to bake them, which won't work.
Store in ziplock bags or airtight containers.